Double Up Food Bucks: A win for families & communities
The Double Up Food Bucks program in Santa Clara County doubles the value of federal nutrition benefits so that families and individuals participating in CalFresh can bring home even more fresh fruits and vegetables. The program has broad benefits: It makes healthy food more affordable for low-income families and individuals, supports economic development through grocery stores, and increases demand for California grown produce.
The Double Up Food Bucks program launched in California in February 2017. It is based on a model pioneered by the Fair Food Network in Michigan in 2009 and is similar to other healthy food incentive programs in California and across the country.
The project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program, as well as the generous support of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, The Health Trust and the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation.
For more background, visit SPUR’s website.